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Code Word D-Day

by Kathryn Park on 2024-06-05T08:00:00-05:00 in American History, General Interest, Guides, Military & Veterans, World History | 0 Comments

"Landing on the coast of France under heavy Nazi machine gun fire are these American soldiers, shown just as they left the ramp of a Coast Guard landing boat." ~Photograph by CphoM. Robert F. Sargent, June 6, 1944 from the National Archives and Records Administration.

D-Day, the code word designating June 6, 1944, the day for the invasion of the Cotentin Peninsula in Nazi-occupied Normandy by Allied forces during the Second World War. The invasion was the largest amphibious landing in history. Within one week of D-Day, the Allies had landed, in the face of hostile obstacles, and by August 25, 1944 had liberated Paris. 

Go to our D-Day guide or see all our Military guides.


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